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Carras Family History

Carras Name Meaning

Greek: variant spelling of Caras. English: habitational name from any of several places called Carr House or Carrhouse (examples of which are found in northern counties including Cheshire and Yorkshire), from Middle English kerr ‘wet ground’ or ‘brushwood’ (Old Norse with kjarr; see Kerr) + h(o)us ‘house’ (Old English hus).

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press


Similar surnames: Arras, Carris, Darras, Barras, Karras, Farrar, Caras, Carrel, Maras

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Where is the Carras family from?

You can see how Carras families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Carras family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1841 and 1920. The most Carras families were found in USA in 1920. In 1880 there were 6 Carras families living in Illinois. This was 100% of all the recorded Carras's in USA. Illinois had the highest population of Carras families in 1880.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Carras surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Carras ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Waiter and Waitress were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Carras. 14% of Carras men worked as a Waiter and 20% of Carras women worked as a Waitress. Some less common occupations for Americans named Carras were Laborer and Manager. .

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*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Top Male Occupations In 1940

  • Waiter
    14%
  • Cook
    12%
  • Owner
    9%
  • Laborer
    7%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Waitress
    20%
  • Dressmaker
    20%
  • Housekeeper
    20%
  • Manager
    20%
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Census Records

There are 2,000 census records available for the last name Carras. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Carras census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Carras. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the USA, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Cards

There are 553 military records available for the last name Carras. For the veterans among your Carras ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Carras lifespan?

Between 1948 and 2004, in the United States, Carras life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1986, and highest in 1985. The average life expectancy for Carras in 1948 was 55, and 72 in 2004.

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